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Barrel jug (white painted II ware)
Iron Age, Cypro-Geometric II–III 950 BCE-750 BCE

fired clay
33.3 × 25.4 × 22.3 cm
Place/s of Execution
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1968
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Body shaped like a barrel turned on its side. From the centre rises a long, fairly narrow conical neck with a flared rim. A single handle extends from the bottom of the neck to the shoulder (at a right angle). The fabric is red-buff brown, although there appear to be traces of red slip on neck, upper body and handle. The body is decorated in geometric designs painted in a dark brown/black slip. Concentric parallel lines circle the body and neck of the vessel. Two geometric fish motif designs are painted beneath the base of the handle and on the opposite side of the base of the neck. There are "target" circles painted at both ends of the body of the jug.